May 31, 2023

Do you read the signs of time and space? Do you read the signs of the sun darkening, th emoon losing its light? That the rich and the poor are growing apart, that the richest country in this world is unable to care of its poor? Do you see the children on the streets, the homeless? Do you see the women abused in the silence of their homes? Do you see the women and men and children developing skin cancer in many places of the third world hit by the depletion of the ozone layer; a depletion caused by the luxuries consumed above the equator and for some reason bring their consequences to people elsewhere? Do you read these big signs?
I beseech you, keep awake for there is so much you would rather not see, but so much more you cannot afford to miss.

Engagements 2012-2013-2014-2015


We have to find a way of forcing the real issues back into the news. -Arundhati Roy


  • August 5-10: Luther Congress 2012 at Helsinki
  • August 21-22: Pastor’s Conference, ´Espiritualidade Luterana – entre a política e a economia´.
  • September 10-14: First International CongressOpening lecture at The International Congress of the Faculdades EST, Porto Alegere, Brazil: “Religion and Society: contemporary challengesThis is an international conference attended by over 500 people from all over the world including participants/ visitors from South Africa, Germany, India, from various countries of Latin America, among other nations and continents. It will be attended by the Ambassador of South Africa and the Governor of the state of Rio Grande Sul. For more details visit
  • September 10:  The 13th book Eschatology and Space: The Lost Dimension in Theology Past and Present released. The book is published by Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan. The book is endorsed by by Enrique Dussel, Elsa Tamez, Ted Jennings, Barbara Rossing, Ted Peters, and Pablo Richards.
  • October 18-22:   The Lutheran World Federation Global Consultation, Wittenberg/Germany“Secure foundations of the past and aspirations for the future Lutheran Theological Education for Communion Building Towards 2017.”Friday, October 19, 4 – 5pm: Re-appropriation of the Lutheran IdentitySunday, October 21: Preaching at the Castle Church, Wittenberg
  • October 21-25: The Lutheran World Federation conference in cooperation with Mission EineWelt, Neuendettelsau, “Religion and Development.”Monday, October 22, 4 – 5pm:    What aspects of Lutheran theology contribute to a holistic development model?
  • October 29-30: Meeting the Faculty of University of Salzburg, Austria
  • November 17-21: American Academy of Religions, Chicago, ILSunday, Nov 18, 5 – 6:30 pm: “The Bible and Colonialism: Latin America and the Caribbean.”
  • November 30–December 2: Mission EineWelt, Neuendettelsau, Lateinamerika-Symposium, Tagungsstätte Mission EineWelt, Neuendettelsau/Germany.   “Luthers Unvollendete: Relevanz lutherischer Theologie aus europäischer und lateinamerikanischer Perspektive”.Friday, November 30, 7pm:         Luther in Lateinamerika und Boff in Deutschland: Lutherische Theologie in Lateinamerika und ihre Anfragen an Europa


  • March 3-March 13: Aarhus University, DenmarkOpen lecture on the state/church-relation and the doctrine of the two kingdoms: “On Luther’s Playgrounds: Community, Society, and Economy”Research seminar on justification and grace: “Justification as Death and Gift”
  • March 21-27: The Lutheran World Federation Global Consultation, Eisenach/Germany; “Luther and the Psalms.”
  • June 11-14: Pastor’s Conference, Rodeo12, Santa Catarina, Brasil
  • June 28-29:  Speaker at the Consultation, called by  IECLB (the Evangelical Church of the Lutheran Confession of Brazil), of the faculties of the three seminaries of the ICLCB to discuss Lutheran Hermeneutics in Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil.
  • July 8-11: Presenter at 26º Congresso Internacional da Soter – PUC Minas, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brasil “Deus na Sociedade Plural. Fé – Símbolos – Narrativas.” For more info, visit:
  • October 8-10: ”Remembering the Past, Living the Future – Lutheran Tradition in Transition,” International Conference organized by Church of Sweden Research Unit and Department of Theology, Uppsala University, Uppsala. For more information visit: 10: Keynote – “The Luther Planet: Challenges and Promises for and from Lutheran Global Identity between Politics and Economy.”
  • October 11: ”Politics and Economy,” Presentation at the Department of Ethics, Uppsala University
  • October 15-17: Convenção de Ministros e Ministras da IECLB – 2013, Curitaba-PR
  • October 17-19: Presenter at ABHR, Brazilian Association of History of  Religions
  • October 23: Speaker at the consultation of Group of Evangelical Entrepreneurs of Porto Alegre
  • November 17: Preaching and Adult Forum at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, New Prague, MN
  • November 18, 7pm: “What the Church is called to say about Money, Jobs and Politics” Lecture at Augsburg College, MN.
  • November 22-26: American Academy of Religion, Baltimore.

Presenter at the Global Luther session, Saturday 11:30 – 3pm, Title of Presentation: Luther and the Apocalyptic

  • December 14: Presentation at Faculdades-EST


  • March 17-April 9, 2014: Dissertation colloquies @LSTC, Chicago
  • June 2-9: Plenary speaker, Luther Hostel, Waterloo Lutheran Seminary, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Canada
  • September 4-10: Third LWF Hermeneutics meeting, Chicago.
  • September 8-12: International Congress, Escola Superior de Teologia, Brazil
  • October 5-9: Presenter, International Seminar, University of Kwazulu Natal, South Africa
  • October 28: Presenter, “Luther and the Distinction between Politics, Economics and Religion,” Address to the Group of Evangelical Entrepreneurs of Porto Alegre, Brazil.
  • October 30: Lecture, “500 Anos da Reforma: Luteranismo e Cultura nas Américas é o tema da palestra” (500 Years of Reformation: Lutheranism and Culture in the Americas), UNISINOS, São Leopoldo, Brazil
  • October 30-Nov 1: Presenter, Council of Latin American Churches Council, ISEDET, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • November 22-26: American Academy of Religions, San Diego, CA


  • February 23-25: Conference of the German Historic Commission of the National Committee of the Lutheran World Federation at Loccum, near Hannover, Germany: Title of presentation, “The Distinction of Régimes and Institutional Spheres in Latin American Context.”
  • March 5-14: Honorary Professor of Theology, Aarhus University, Denmark.

Open lecture: “Linking Faith and Love: Luther on Beatitudes and Duties”.

Table talk: The Church Event and discussion of the church protestant.

Lecture “Theology between Economy and Society: Luther’s Doctrine of the Three Institutions.”

  • July 7-9: Conference “Perdão: Perspectivas Teológicas e Terapêuticas.” Lecture: “Perdão em Perspectiva Teológica”
  • August 18-29: “Seminar of Roman Catholic Bishops (ICAR) and Synodical Pastors (IECLB)”, CECREI, São Leopoldo, RS, Brazil. Lecture: “Do Conflito à Comunhão: Perspectivas e Encaminhamentos”
  • September 7-9 Consultation: Evangelical Church of Bavaria and Evangelical Church of the Lutheran Confession in Brazil, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil.Lectures: „Lutherische Theologie in Lateinamerika“ and „Einige Thesen zu Migration“
  • September 30- October 3: Organizer and host “International Seminar Fides et Ratio: Themes in Theology and Philosophy Elicited by Luther and the Reformation,” EST, São Leopoldo, RS, Brazil. Response lecture to “Disturbances of the Sacred in Bernard and Luther,” by Else Marie Wiberg Pedersen
  • October 29-31: Participation and co-organizer the International Conference “Luther from the Subaltern – the Alternative Luther. Lecture: “Can the Subaltern Luther Speak?”
  • November 16-19:  Graduate Theological Mentoring Seminar “On Being Human: Context, Method, and Content” Union, New York. Lecture: “Displacement as Eschatology”
  • November 20-23: American Academy of Religions, Atlanta, Georgia. Chair of Martin Luther and Global Traditions session, “Women and Reformation.”
  • November 20: Response to AAR session, “From Tolerance to recognition: Recognition and the acceptance of Otherness.”